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Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:56 AM
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Posted By c-m
Scorpion exhaust

I've noticed that there a fair few people have complained about the Scorpion exhaust being far too loud, but the exhaust comes with a DB Killer insert as standard, so I'm not sure what the deal is.
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Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8,942
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Posted By c-m
The G650gs has been out for many years.

The G650gs has been out for many years.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6,769
Views: 1,025,477
Posted By c-m
This isn't true though since mine did it on the...

This isn't true though since mine did it on the F650 (EBC pades) and now on the G650x (Bendix pads). The back of the back is covered in copper grease. The brakes only squeal when applied gently. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8,942
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Posted By c-m
Interesting. Got any more information your...

Interesting.

Got any more information your home heat shield? How is it attached?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8,942
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Posted By c-m
That's fine. Levers are designed to break at a...

That's fine. Levers are designed to break at a certain point to leave you with a stub. Even if the worst happens, my thinking is that a new leaver is much much cheaper than new guards (because you've...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By c-m
Here's few more of my xCountry ...

Here's few more of my xCountry

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ud1Pr1baxS0/U7HDT4lX9CI/AAAAAAAAC_I/WL32_BadqoM/s800/DSC_2793.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:37 AM
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Posted By c-m
Been debating whether to get these or the...

Been debating whether to get these or the Touratech ones.

I prefer the idea and look of the Touratech ones and they can be fitted with the current bar end wegihts, but I don't like the white TT...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By c-m
Can't really see how you've done it from those...

Can't really see how you've done it from those pictures, but an idea or two.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8,942
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Posted By c-m
Dirtbagz pannier frames

Does anyone have any detailed pictures of the exhaust side of the Dirtbagz pannier mounts? Particularly how they attach to the bike?

All I've seen so far is the right-hand side, but I'm curious...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 12:30 AM
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Posted By c-m
Clean air canister on us bikes

Hy guys, this is for those of you in the states.

What's the diameter of the canister clips that are fitted on US bikes? i.e what's the maximum bottle size it can comfortable hold?

What are part...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8,942
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Posted By c-m
A few people with xCountrys use the stock...

A few people with xCountrys use the stock xChallenge bash plate, which is cheap new and even cheaper used.

Has anyone welded or covered up the gap that exposes the oil return line?

Once tht's...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By c-m
Tanks bags (enduro)

Does anyone know of an enduro style tank bag that also has straps to be carried like a regular backpack?

Struggling to find one at the moment, so using an old Hein Gericke one, but its shape is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By c-m
Leafman60 - have you got a picture of your mount...

Leafman60 - have you got a picture of your mount for the Acerbis tank?
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 04:34 AM
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Posted By c-m
I've got the workshop CDrom but there isn't a...

I've got the workshop CDrom but there isn't a wiring diagram on there. If the headlight already a headlight realy then that saves me a problem. Just the headlight switch I need to add than. I'll go a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8,942
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Posted By c-m
Thought as much. I'm going to be adding an on/off...

Thought as much. I'm going to be adding an on/off switch for lights ahead of the hi/lo switch. Whilest I'm at it, I might as well add a relay.

People complain that the xCountry headlight isn't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By c-m
Those that do a fair bit of off road in mud are...

Those that do a fair bit of off road in mud are unlikely to have a hugger for fear of getting it smashed to pieced with clay/mud.

Unless you are running a tial tidy to get rid of the horribly weak...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,327
Posted By c-m
The Centech AP-1 looks nice. If a bit expensive...

The Centech AP-1 looks nice. If a bit expensive for my tastes.

http://www.nippynormans.com/content/img/product/lge/CEN_AF1B.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 03:05 AM
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Posted By c-m
Does anyone here know much about the xCountry...

Does anyone here know much about the xCountry headlight?

On the F650 the headlight was wired directly through the controls on the handlebar. This is a bad design for obvious reasons, and often led...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,327
Posted By c-m
Yeah. I'm coming around to this thinking now. ...

Yeah. I'm coming around to this thinking now.

On my Falco I used the bike's built in relays. On the xCountry I'm going to add a relay, and run it to a distibution module. From there I'm planning...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By c-m
The much talked about airbox mod. Is it...

The much talked about airbox mod.

Is it just removing the cover like in the image below then putting the fairing back on?

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af139/yamfan/ee586e58.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 03:22 AM
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Posted By c-m
Sorry, forgive my ignorance, which part of that...

Sorry, forgive my ignorance, which part of that datasheet photo refers to the bike's payload capacity?

I had a quick look on the BMW website and the Sertao and G650 are only rated 188kg and that's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,327
Posted By c-m
Why use a additional relay? If you splice into...

Why use a additional relay? If you splice into the ignition then the power is already switched.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8,942
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Posted By c-m
Everything I've seen lists the maximum payload as...

Everything I've seen lists the maximum payload as 175kg. The funny thing is BMW doesn't seem to change this for the 09 bikes with the steel sub-frame.

Since I'm not going to be doing any hard off...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 02:18 AM
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Posted By c-m
Are you not concerned about the subframe being...

Are you not concerned about the subframe being two-up loaded with hard cases and a top box?

I'm 80kg all kitted up and my pillion is 60kg in all her gear. By my calculations that only leave 35kg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8,942
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Posted By c-m
Well there are non on ebay(UK) right now. ...

Well there are non on ebay(UK) right now.

Not sure why you'd buy an old rusty one for 10 anyway. Then have to spend time cleaning it up and painting it, when you can buy a brand new steel yz250...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 03:45 AM
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Posted By c-m
Yeah but they are about 100 new and you'll be...

Yeah but they are about 100 new and you'll be lucky to find a decent one 2nd hand on ebay.

You can by a new Yamaha yz250 one or a Kawsaki KX80 (I think it's that model) one for less than 20
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 02:24 AM
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Posted By c-m
Can anyone tell me if the odometer and trip...

Can anyone tell me if the odometer and trip meter(s) are visible at the same time?
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8,942
Views: 1,302,276
Posted By c-m
You have to be a member to view the content at...

You have to be a member to view the content at that link :-(

EDIT: looks like they've been shared here anyway - ignore me.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 46,167
Posted By c-m
In the UK xcountrys and xchallenges are hard to...

In the UK xcountrys and xchallenges are hard to come by but there are always a few xmotos for sale.

It would need wire wheels 17"/19" a wider more comfortable seat, and pillion pegs for me to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8,942
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Posted By c-m
Just a little. Though it would be epic to ride it...

Just a little. Though it would be epic to ride it back. :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8,942
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Posted By c-m
Where are you based? I'm looking for an xcountry....

Where are you based? I'm looking for an xcountry. Don't mind getting my hands a little dirty. :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14,629
Views: 1,703,536
Posted By c-m
Oops that should be Granada Dakar. Thanks for...

Oops that should be Granada Dakar. Thanks for spotting that.

It's just the white and black one that they created to celebrate winning the Dakar.
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14,629
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Posted By c-m
2001 BMW F650 Dakar for sale.

Well the time has come for me to sell mine.

It's a been a ball, but going bike-less for a little while I save/contemplate my next move.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8,942
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Posted By c-m
Well I'm torn. A steel sub-frame is much...

Well I'm torn.

A steel sub-frame is much better for touring especially when the GF is on the back. The pillion pegs also look further back on the yellow ones.

Removable pillion pegs of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8,942
Views: 1,302,276
Posted By c-m
Sorry, I know this has been asked 100 times,...

Sorry,

I know this has been asked 100 times, but I can't find it now.

What are all the differences between xCountry models?

I know that one is taller than the other, one has a steel...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By c-m
Don't know about rears but I recently changed a...

Don't know about rears but I recently changed a 21" front and was able to break the bead with my hand. Of course when putting the new tyre on it was a similar experience. Airing it down would again...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,821
Posted By c-m
Heated grips and bar muff for the win. ...

Heated grips and bar muff for the win.

Gloves are just too fiddly and more prone to failure due to the tiny elements getting stretched and bent.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 14,629
Views: 1,703,536
Posted By c-m
Tyre bead

How do you guys find mounting front tyres to the Dakar? In particular the tyre bead.

I let the air out of my tube yesterday and noticed that I could relatively easily just push the tyre away from...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 208,643
Posted By c-m
Nope, they won't give me one for free and give me...

Nope, they won't give me one for free and give me 20,000 to do it. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14,629
Views: 1,703,536
Posted By c-m
Not so sure about that. If I sell mine and have...

Not so sure about that. If I sell mine and have some extra cash I'll be looking for a Husky Terra, XChallenge, XCountry, or KTM690. All have more power and are lighter.
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